Watershed Essentials is powered by moments of activity called interaction statements (or xAPI statements). Sources—such as mobile apps or learning management systems—are connected to Watershed, and, as users perform actions in these sources, interaction statements are sent into Watershed. Data Search shows every interaction statement that has been sent to your Watershed Essentials account and allows you to perform complex searches to find specific statements you're looking for. It's a great tool to troubleshoot data issues.
This article consists of three sections:
The simple Data Search has four options: Agent, Verb, Activity, and Statement Dates. Use the Refresh button to search for values you add to one or more of the options.
Agent: Each interaction statement references a certain action performed by an individual. Here's an external resource that takes a deep dive into how people are identified in interaction statements. The Agent search allows you to search for all of the statements related to specific individuals. There are three options for agent search:
In each interaction statement, verbs are represented by IDs, and they're paired with display names. There are two options for verb search, and they represent either the ID or the display name:
In each interaction statement, activities are represented by IDs, which are paired with display names. Activities also can have short descriptions in interaction statements. There are three options for activity search, and they represent the ID, display name, or description:
Two different dates are associated with every interaction statement, and you can search for date ranges associated with either date. Use the Since box to choose the beginning of the range and the Until box to search for the end of the range. If you only choose a Since or Until, it will search for all dates with the one condition you chose.
Advanced Search offers some lesser-used search options that can help you narrow down very specific statements you need. Six additional options come with Advanced Search:
Statement ID: Use the Statement ID to search for individual statements. This is useful for troubleshooting with a team.
Related: These flags are associated with behavior as laid out in the xAPI specification. Check the Related Agents box to search for people related to users. Check the Related Activities box to search for related activities.
Format: This searches for format as identified by the xAPI spec. (This search option is rarely used.)
Card Filter: Paste in the Advanced Configuration from a card filter to search for all statements that would be used to get the data for the card.
Query: (Note: This portion of the article is currently being updated.)
Refresh: Use the Refresh button to search for values you add to one or more of the options (including options from Simple Search).
As part of our Product Walkthrough webinar series, the following video provides a comprehensive look at Data Search and Error Log.
Please Note: This video covers functionality across the Watershed product offerings and certain portions may not apply to Essentials LRS.